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Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Financial Management Service (FMS)
Position Title:
Director, Cash Management Infrastructure Group
Open Period:
02/27/2012 - 03/25/2012
ES - 0340 ES
$119554.00 - $179700.00
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 in
  • District Of Columbia County, DC, US
For More Info:
Trinice Clayborne


Who May Apply:
Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.
Duration Appointment:
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of the U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
As the Government's financial manager, the Financial Management Service (FMS) provides central payment services to federal agencies, operates the federal government's collections and deposit systems, provides government-wide accounting and reporting services, and manages the collection of delinquent debt owed to the government. We are looking for highly qualified individuals to meet the challenges of expanding electronic services and processes to our customers and the American public. FMS is seeking a Director for the Cash Management Infrastructure Group (CMIG). CMIG is responsible for leading and coordinating the Collections and Cash Management Modernization (CCMM) initiative; managing Federal Finance's banking and depositary relationships, including the management of budgets and costs; coordinating the efficient transfer of Federal assistance funds between the Federal government and states under the Cash Management Improvement Act; providing efficient program support functions and administrative services for Federal Finance; and providing risk management, project management, enterprise architecture, and governance services for Federal Finance's IT systems. Working under the general direction of the Assistant Commissioner for Federal Finance, you will be responsible for the leadership, management, and direction through managers to a group of highly technical professionals.
Supervisory Position:
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As the Director for Cash Management Infrastructure Group, you will lead a group of highly technical professionals.  Working through subordinate directors and their staff, you will:

•Formulate and establish organizational goals and objectives for the functions and programs within the Cash Management Infrastructure Group.

•Provide effective executive leadership to create an environment that facilitates the accomplishment of goals and strategies and articulates and disseminates organizational goals/objectives to subordinate staff.  

•Ensure that resources are effectively, efficiently and appropriately used for the maximum benefit to the successful accomplishment of program goals.

•Provide effective management through monitoring program progress; reviews and evaluates program progress.

•Consult with FMS Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, and Treasury Department officials to manage activities and resolve problems that cross the lines of authority outside of Federal Finance.

Qualifications and Evaluations

U.S. Citizenship
You must complete a 1-Year SES Probationary Period
Relocation expenses are negotiable based on availability of funds
Your resume and responses to the PTQs and ECQs are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses to the qualification statements that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from highly or well-qualified status and/or result in non-referral.

Initial review of your application will be conducted by a Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the professional/technical qualifications of this position and the ECQs.  If you meet the qualifications, you will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the 'best qualified' candidates.  The panel will conduct interviews with the top candidates and then make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview.  

Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to OPM for approval by an OPM independent QRB, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.  Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent within state or local government or private sector organizations.  

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs): Please describe fully the necessary professional/technical knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must submit a separate narrative response for each of the PTQs.  All applicants must provide a response to the PTQs.

Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the candidate possesses the required technical and executive core qualifications set forth below.    

You must have one year (52) weeks of specialized experience at the GS-15 level of difficulty in the Federal service or private sector equivalent.    


Expert knowledge of the U.S. payments system, including understanding of the major payment mechanisms (check, wire, ACH, card) and their supporting technologies, regulations, and operational systems.


Experience in managing a mission-critical IT system modernization initiative, with demonstrated skills in resolving cross-cutting issues and ensuring that business architecture principles are applied consistently.


Superior analytical ability, objectivity, and understanding with demonstrated skill in resolving important, complex, and difficult management problems.


Proven ability to create and maintain a high-performance staff based on trust, collaboration, and accountability.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  The basic definition for each ECQ below is supplemented with a list of those competencies that are particularly important to it.  In addition, there are six fundamental competencies that are the foundation for success in all of the ECQs.  Because the fundamental competencies are cross-cutting, they should be addressed over the complete ECQ narrative. It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the ECQ narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these fundamental competencies overall.  Similarly, you do not need to address each competency within each ECQ to demonstrate overall possession of the ECQ.   Please Note:  Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM DO NOT need to address the ECQs.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:   This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.  Leadership Competencies:  Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.  

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.  Leadership Competencies:  Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.  

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  Leadership Competencies:  Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.  

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  Leadership Competencies:  Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  Leadership Competencies:  Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications:  Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

WRITING EFFECTIVE ECQ STATEMENTS: In writing your responses to the five ECQs, please describe your achievements in lay terminology, free of jargon and excessive reliance on acronyms. Your narrative statements should illustrate your overall record (professional and volunteer experience, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential).  Be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity and scope of your work, discuss the impact of your work, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed. Structure your statements in terms of the challenges you faced, the context or environment in which the actions were taken, the actions taken, and the outcome or results from such action (i.e., Challenge-Context-Action-Result [C-C-A-R] Model).  You are strongly encouraged to review OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples of the CCAR model and guidance on writing effective narrative statements.  

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

Benefits and Other Info

We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are some of the most generous around - helping you reach your personal goals by supporting your rofessional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.

Access to comprehensive health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.

A wide choice of health insurance plans coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods.  We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

A three-part retirement program which includes a life-time annuity, a 401(k) type plan with employer matching contributions, and a Social Security benefit.

Flexible spending accounts for health care, dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, public transportation subsidies, and tuition assistance.  Learn more about Federal benefit programs at:
Other Information:
Position Sensitivity: High Risk/Relocation Expenses may be paid (based on availability of funds)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: 1) Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).  2) Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 40% of the time.  3) File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection, and on an annual basis from then on.  4) If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.  
5) Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.  6) Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. 7) Complete a background investigation, which may include a credit check and income tax review.  Fingerprinting is also required as a part of the investigative process.  Appointment will be subject to the successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. 8) Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.  To qualify for the card, applicants will be required to undergo a credit worthiness assessment (credit score) by the charge card vendor.  If a credit score is less than optimal or obtaining a credit score is not possible, a restricted card with a reduced credit limit may be issued.  9) Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
Complete application packages must be received in the Human Resources Office by the deadlines described below.  A complete application package consists of all documents listed under the Required Documents section below.  If the information provided is found to be inadequate or incomplete, you will not be solicited for additional information and may not receive consideration for this position.  Please choose ONE of the following ways to submit your application:  E-mail: E-mailed applications should be sent to  E-mailed application packages must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.  Fax Faxed application packages should be faxed to 202-874-8107 and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the closing
date of the announcement.  Mail: Mailed application packages should be sent to the address listed under Agency Information.  Mailed application packages must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Required Documents:

Submit a current Resume; or OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment; or any other written submission that documents your employment history and work experience.  REFERENCES: Names and telephone numbers of responsible officials (second level supervisors and/or previous first level supervisors) who have knowledge of your background.


1) Submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs).
Please limit your responses to two (2) pages for each PTQ.  2) Submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Please limit your responses to two (2) pages for each ECQ.  Please Note:  Applicants currently serving under a Career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or that have graduated from an SES Candidate Development Program, do NOT have to respond to the ECQs.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year; which includes the final rating.  If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CURRENT & FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment. 1) Submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade. 2) Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade. Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career appointment to the SES. SES CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CDP) GRADUATES, if you have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved CDP; submit a copy of your OPM certification.
What to Expect Next:
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

EEO Policy Statement - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation - Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans - Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. For service beginning after October 15, 1976, the veteran must have served the required length of time and have a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary Medal, a service-connected disability, or have served in the Gulf War between August 2, 1990, and January 2, 1992.

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) gives veterans access to job vacancies that might otherwise be closed to them. The law allows eligible veterans to compete for vacancies advertised under agency's promotion procedures when the agency is seeking applications from outside of its own workforce.

To claim veterans' preference, veterans should be ready to provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof. Veterans with service connected disability and others claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the VetGuide.

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

EEO Policy Statement:  

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: